Monday, September 30, 2013

Stripes and Dots, with Dots on Top

Top This: Dotted 1960s Wool Felt Pillbox Hat in Marine c/o Trove Vintage

Dots and stripes make for a cheerful pattern play. While this is probably more of a spring look, I'm enjoying my new-to-me vintage 1960s wool felt pillbox hat, a recent score from Trove Vintage. Isn't it a fun topper? It seemed a good fit with my navy/cream cotton t-shirt, a secondhand find from the Goodwill- what makes it extra special to me is the fact it is made in the USA. Of course, I don't mind that it is figure flattering and was purchased for a little under $10.The whole outfit felt first rate, and on budget.

SHOPPING SECONDHAND FIRST: The items came from a variety of shops- from charity, thrift, consignment and vintage boutiques, but the one thing they all have in common- they are all secondhand sourced. So, 100% Thrifted. And 100% affordable. Boo-yah. Total cost of outfit comes in under $50 bucks.


#SHOPSECONDHANDFIRST 100% Thrifted.

Now Wearing:
  • Vintage 1960s wool dot pill box hat, c/o Trove Vintage
  • Zinc navy blue linen trapeze jacket, Goodwill
  • BCX "Made in USA" striped cowl neck T-shirt, Goodwill
  • Vintage navy travel tote, SPCA Thrift (Sacramento)
  • Vintage measuring tape, used as belt (borrowed from sewing kit)
  • Jean skirt, Labels Consignment
  • Nine West navy mesh stretch slingbacks, Secondhand Rose (now closed)

 I'll be linking up to the lovely Style Crone for Hat Attack!




20 comments:

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Lovin those shoes!! Stay safe in all that rain, Bella!!

Lynn Dylan said...

Hi Bella! Love your hat! What fun!!

XOXO
Lynn

Gabriala Brown said...

Digging that hat Bella Q, it is most important! xo

Monica P said...

Too Cute! I love the first pic. Really pretty.

Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

Catie Beatty said...

That hat is so awesome. I love the blue!

Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said...

what a fun hat yo!

Sacramento Amate said...

I dig your look with the rest of the bloggospher, dear Bella.
besos

seƱora Allnut said...

lovely hat, and lovely pattern mixing, polka dots and stripes are a so fabulous combo!!, and you look so cool and pretty, every detail is genuine!, love that measure tape as a belt!
besos

Sarah DeLicatease said...

ooh that measuring tape used as a belt is so cool idea!! Inspiring :)

Vix said...

That hat is amazing, you look fab! x

Patti said...

gorgeous, Bella! The hat is fab and I am inspired. xoxo

The Style Crone said...

Exquisite hat on you Bella. The color, the dots and you! I love the high crown of the 60's, and your outfit is the perfect combination of chic and second hand. Looking forward to seeing you in this topper on Hat Attack!

bohemian vanity said...

A whole 2nd hand outfit under 50 bucks that would be a dream here! I hardly find cheap and nice vintage stuff. Jealous! You look fab my dear and your hat is just fab!!! xxx

Val Sparkle said...

That hat - way to dress up a denim skirt! And you're right, the top is flattering (and looks comfy,too). But my fave is that jacket with the big buttons. I'm dotty over that one!

Forest City Fashionista said...

Love that jacket, especially the gigantic buttons!

Melanie said...

I love everything about this outfit. The travel tote, hat, and big buttons are fantastic thrown together. But I love how you used the measuring tape as a belt. Very cool! Stay dry.

Tamera Wolfe said...

That hat was MADE for you Bella--i love how saucy it is with the striped shirt!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

That measuring tape used as a belt is genius!

bisous
Suzanne

BTW...I featured you last week...
http://bisous.typepad.com/bisous/2013/09/what-i-like-about-bloggers-over-40.html

Spashionista Alicia Searcy said...

LOVE the hat, LOVE the jacket - head to toe it's all very you in the best sense of the term! ;-)

Alicia

No fear of fashion said...

I love polka dots. It is a crazy hat. Reminds me of a kings crown.
Greetje

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